Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

Explore the catalog

We hope you will use this tool to explore the catalog of thousands of grants made by SVCF in 2020, as well as the five previous years. In doing so, you can see the breadth of causes that our donors care about (as witnessed by the grants from donor advised, committee advised and corporate advised funds). You can also see those grants that have been directed by our staff and board of directors (grants from our “discretionary grantmaking”) because of their central importance to SVCF’s strategic focus areas for improving life in Silicon Valley. 

The data provided here represent more than $1.78 billion in grants made by Silicon Valley Community Foundation in 2020 from certain types of funds: donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds. It also includes grants made from SVCF’s discretionary grantmaking strategies.

The data does not include grants from SVCF supporting organizations, employee matching gift funds and a variety of other fund types. Thus, the grant totals represented here may not equal the amount of grantmaking reported in our audited financial statements. The data shown here do provide an informative look at the breadth of causes supported by SVCF donors and by our strategic focus areas. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
The Health Trust Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2020 200
Cornell University N/A IA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Life Choices Pregnancy Center A Non Profit Corporation N/A CO United States Health Corporate Advised 2020 200
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A IL United States Health Donor Advised 2020 200
Christian Action Life Line San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 200
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
American Lung Association N/A IL United States Health Donor Advised 2020 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 200
Equal Justice Initiative N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
CGRS California, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
National Organization for Rare Disorders Inc N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2020 200
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2020 200
Lava Mae San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2020 200
Global Sanctuary for Elephants N/A TN United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 200
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
The Health Trust Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2020 200
Cornell University N/A Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Life Choices Pregnancy Center A Non Profit Corporation N/A Health Corporate Advised 2020 200
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2020 200
Christian Action Life Line San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2020 200
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2020 200
American Lung Association N/A Health Donor Advised 2020 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 200
Equal Justice Initiative N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
CGRS California, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
National Organization for Rare Disorders Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2020 200
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2020 200
Lava Mae San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2020 200
Global Sanctuary for Elephants N/A Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 200
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
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14797 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Fremont Union High School District Adult School CA Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Case Alumni Association Incorporated OH Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Horizons Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 200
Cornell University IA Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Jeremiah's Promise CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Generosity Org CA International Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2020 200
St. James Infirmary CA Health Donor Advised 2020 200
Ronald McDonald House Charities-Bay Area CA Health Donor Advised 2020 200
The Health Trust CA Health Donor Advised 2020 200
National Yiddish Book Center Inc MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley CA Food Security Donor Advised 2020 200
Project Angel Food CA Other Corporate Advised 2020 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Consumer Reports Inc. NY Community Development Donor Advised 2020 200
New Venture Fund DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 200
Spirit Rock Meditation Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2020 200
Center for Digital Democracy DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
Second City Canine Rescue IL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
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14298 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
The Health Trust United States Health Donor Advised 2020 200
Cornell University United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Life Choices Pregnancy Center A Non Profit Corporation United States Health Corporate Advised 2020 200
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2020 200
Christian Action Life Line United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 200
Pursuit of Excellence United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
American Lung Association United States Health Donor Advised 2020 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 200
Equal Justice Initiative United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
CGRS California, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
National Organization for Rare Disorders Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2020 200
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Corporate Advised 2020 200
Lava Mae United States Health Donor Advised 2020 200
Global Sanctuary for Elephants United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 200
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
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14797 records found.